614 Kilani Avenue
Wahiawa, HI 96786
808-622-1APA (1272)

Teaching Tomorrow's Stars Today

About Us

Upon entering Applause!, you will find a family-style lobby area, with a lounge space, tables for studying, and even food and drink available for purchase. Applause! boasts two dance studios, and a smaller private voice/acting studio.

Applause! Performance Academy lobby photo

We are also extremely proud of our “floating dance floor,” which allows dancers to train without injury to their joints and muscles!

We provide training for ages 5* and up. We believe in teaching with both discipline, and love, which has proven to create strong, confident performers. We are not a highly competitive studio, but aim more to give students opportunities to perform in professional arenas giving them the necessary tools to become successful professionals in the industry in the future.

Applause! Performance Academy Studio A photo
Applause! Performance Academy Studio B photo

Currently, we have many branches of performance outlets for our students.

Diamond in the Rough Productions is a “community theatre” type performance group that auditions 2-3 musical productions a year.

We are proud to have brought fun, family-friendly shows, such as MULAN, THE JUNGLE BOOK, CAMP ROCK, ANNIE, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and others to the stage!

Please visit our DITR Productions page for more details about auditions and upcoming productions!

Applause! auditions our competitive dance and voice teams every Fall, for our yearly competitions in May, and sometimes in the mainland in July!

Visit our Team page for more details!

We also perform at local malls, carnivals, and other venues.

Our class students will generally perform quarterly, along with any extra gigs, and concerts that we do yearly!

Directions

From Mililani

  • Take the H-2 North
  • Take the Wahiawa exit
  • Merge onto Kamehameha Highway (stay in the right lane)
  • Take a right onto Kilani Avenue (4th traffic light)
  • We are the 3rd driveway on your left after 7-11 and Hawaiian Eye Center

From Haleiwa and the North Shore

  • Take Kamehameha Highway towards Wahiawa
  • Take a left onto Kilani Avenue
  • We are the 3rd driveway on your left after 7-11 and Hawaiian Eye Center

From Waialua

  • Take the winding road up past Schofield Barracks, heading towards the H-2
  • Take the Kamehameha Highway exit and stay in the left lane
  • Make a left onto Kamehameha Highway
  • Take a right onto Kilani Avenue (4th traffic light)
  • We are the 3rd driveway on your left after 7-11 and Hawaiian Eye Center

From East and West O`ahu

  • Take the H-1 towards the North Shore
  • Take the H-2 North exit
  • Take the Wahiawa exit
  • Merge onto Kamehameha Highway (stay in the right lane)
  • Take a right onto Kilani Avenue (4th traffic light)
  • We are the 3rd driveway on your left after 7-11 and Hawaiian Eye Center

Holidays

At APA, we are closed on the following holidays. There are no make up classes offered due to an observed holiday schedule.
Mahalo.